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    Tropical Heat Tour

    Welcome to the Tropical Heat Tour!

    Welcome to the Tropical Heat Tour, my second jaunt through Southeast Asia. From July 3 to September 13, 2012, I backpacked through Bali, Indonesia; Thailand and Myanmar to experience the insanely creative music, art, food and architecture of those countries.

    Bali

    Bali Part 1 – Heading into Ubud.
    Bali Part 2 – Ubud Tengah Community at Pura Batukaru Ubud in Ubud.
    Bali Part 3 – Sekehe Gong Panca Artha at Ubud Palace in Ubud.
    Bali Part 4 – Wayang Kulit at Oka Kartini in Ubud.
    Bali Part 5 – Chandra Wirabhuana at the Lotus Pond in Ubud.
    Bali Part 6 – Mekar Sari at Balerung in Peliatan.
    Bali Part 7 – Meeting Ni Gusti Raka, Tetamian at Pura Agung Peliatan Palace in Peliatan.
    Bali Part 8 – Gamelan Nritta Dewi at Bale Banjar Ubud Kelod in Ubud.
    Bali Part 9 – Sekaa Jegog Yowana Swara Ubud at Pura Dalem Ubud in Ubud.
    Bali Part 10 – Temple ceremony in Bangli.
    Bali Part 11 – Tracking down a new electrical adapter in Denpasar.
    Bali Part 12 – Pujung village troupe at Agunug Rai Museum of Art in Ubud.
    Bali Part 13 – Sekaa Gong Jaya Swara at Ubud Palace in Ubud.
    Bali Part 14 – A nature walk around the outskirts of Ubud.
    Bali Part 15 – A day off in Ubud.
    Bali Part 16 – Sanggar Suwara Guni Kanti at Bale Banjar Ubud Kelod in Ubud.
    Bali Part 17 – Heading up to Lovina.
    Bali Part 18 – A day off with a bad cold in Lovina.
    Bali Part 19 – A visit to gamelan foundries in Sawan.
    Bali Part 20 – Heading back to Ubud.
    Bali Part 21 – Cepuk Wirasa at the Lotus Pond in Ubud.
    Bali Part 22 – Gamelan at Pura Dalem Taman Kaja in Ubud.
    Bali Part 23 – Royal procession at Pura Marajan Agung, Sekehe Gong Panca Artha at Ubud Palace in Ubud.
    Bali Part 24 – Royal procession at Ubud Palace, Sekehe Gong Panca Artha at Ubud Palace in Ubud.
    Bali Part 25 – Pre-royal cremation ceremony at Ubud Palace in Ubud.
    Bali Part 26 – Royal cremation ceremony at Ubud Palace and Pura Dalem Puri in Ubud.
    Bali Part 27 – Peliatan Masters at Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud.
    Bali Part 28 – A walk around Peliatan and Ubud.
    Bali Part 29 – Last day in Bali.

    Tropical Heat Tour: Bali Video 1
    Tropical Heat Tour: Bali Video 2
    Tropical Heat Tour: Bali Video 3
    Tropical Heat Tour: Bali Video 4
    Tropical Heat Tour: Bali Video 5

    Thailand

    Thailand Part 1 – Heading into Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 2 – Eating, haggling and watching people eat in Banglamphu, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 3 – Photographing urban grit in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 4 – Wat Chanasongkhram and Santichaiprakan Park in Banglamphu, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 5 – Trying and failing to find Chinatown, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 6 – Wat Benchamabophit in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 7 – I finally found it! Chinatown, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 8 – Jamming at the Nat 2 Guest House in Banglamphu, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 9 – A day off in Banglamphu, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 10 – Thanon Silom, Sri Mahamariamann temple, getting lost in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 11 – A day off in Banglamphu, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 12 – An eating excursion around Banglamphu, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 13 – A day off in Banglamphu, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 14 – Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 15 – A day off in Banglamphu, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 16 – A failed mission to the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 17 – A successful mission to the Myanmar embassy in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 18 – A rainy day in Banglamphu, Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 19 – Siam Paragon and spirit houses in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 20 – The Sky Bar in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 21 – Myanmar embassy and Thanon Silom in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 22 – An aborted dentist visit at Yanhee Hospital in Bangkok.
    Thailand Part 23 – Asavanant Dental Clinic in Bangkok.

    Tropical Heat Tour: Thailand Video

    Myanmar

    Myanmar Part 1 – Heading into Yangon.
    Myanmar Part 2 – A photo mission on Anawrahta Road in Yangon.
    Myanmar Part 3 – Heading into Mandalay.
    Myanmar Part 4 – Nat Pwe in Taungbyone part one.
    Myanmar Part 5 – Shwekyimyint temple in Mandalay.
    Myanmar Part 6 – Nat Pwe in Taungbyone part two.
    Myanmar Part 7 – A day off in Mandalay.
    Myanmar Part 8 – Nat Pwe in Taungbyone part three.
    Myanmar Part 9 – A photo mission in Mandalay.
    Myanmar Part 10 – A photo mission in South Mandalay.
    Myanmar Part 11 – Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay.
    Myanmar Part 12 – A rainy day off in Mandalay.
    Myanmar Part 13 – Heading into Nyaung-U.
    Myanmar Part 14 – Shwezigon Pagoda in Nyaung-U.
    Myanmar Part 15 – Buddhist temple spotting in Old Bagan.
    Myanmar Part 16 – A rainy day off in Nyaung-U.
    Myanmar Part 17 – Buddhist temple spotting in the Central Plains of Bagan.
    Myanmar Part 18 – Heading out of Nyaung-U.
    Myanmar Part 19 – Arriving back in Yangon.
    Myanmar Part 20 – A photo mission around downtown Yangon.
    Myanmar Part 21 – Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon.

    Tropical Heat Tour: Myanmar Video 1
    Tropical Heat Tour: Myanmar Video 2

    This trip continued in India as the All These Colors Tour.

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